Skip DMG verification by default in Mac OS X

I’ve been using OS X for a while now, and one thing that really irks me, especially on larger DMG files like a Leopard image, is that OS X automatically tries to verify the checksum of the DMG image file, which could take hours.

There are a few applications out there that will disable this for you, but if you want the quick and dirty method, and don’t mind using the Terminal once in a while, use this one-liner to disable the verification easily:

defaults write skip-verify true

2 thoughts on “Skip DMG verification by default in Mac OS X

  1. I plugged this code into terminal and it seemed to do something but when i open up the dmg it still verify’s the file. hmmmm

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